My Philosophy

By Melissa Titus

I have endured, I have been broken, I have known hardship, I have lost myself. But here I stand, still moving forward, growing stronger each and every day. I will never forget the harsh lessons I have learned in my life, for which they have made me who I am and stronger than I will ever be.

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

I played sports when I was a kid and I feel like it helped mold me in way that I am more dedicated and being able to stick with the choices I have been making.

Rainbows and Mermaids are proof that imagination and beauty go hand in hand.

Mermaids gave me the imagination and the fantasy writing skills I have to make me into the best fantasy writer that I want to be. Also Save the mermaids is a Non-Profit organization that I am a part of. We keep are oceans clean by going to the beach twice a month to clean and it orginally started in Santa Barba California.

I write because it's part of who I am; I could sooner stop breathing than I could stop writing

Writing has been a part of my life since I was 12. I have a ton of journals that I am able to fill in less than a month. With what I have been through the past few weeks I have been writing more than usual.

It doesn't matter if it's the best of times or the worst of's the only time we've got.

My mom was diagnosed with Cancer back in 2011. She is the reason why I went back to school in the first place. You get one chance to live, so live it to the fullest and don't regret the decisions that you make.

Being healthy and fit isn't a fad or a trend. Instead, it's a lifestyle.

If it wasn't for my mom and my high school shop teacher I would have never learned how to cook how's the saying go. "A way to a man's heart is through his stomach" And I sure know how to cook.

The Imperfections that Make me Different.

I have my imperfections; I know that I'm not the most perfect person in the world. I wont claim to know everything about life because in reality I don't. All I really know for a fact, are the things I've been through and the things I've learned. I could tell you many stories of a broken heart, and they would be about people I know or about myself. I could also tell you the sweetest love stories that would make you cry, but I won't tell you something I know nothing about. I could tell you about the type of person I am, and all that will be true. I am a girl who lives life as it comes, waiting for that special person who will bring me happiness. I'm that girl everybody may recognize, but only a few will really know. The type of girl who doesn't play with peoples hearts because I know from experience how much it hurts. The type of girl who will express my feelings at times, and have my own words slap me across my own face. The type of person who trust everybody at first, but once they take advantage of that same trust, it's gone. A girl who has been made a fool, time and time again, but somehow finds the strength to get up and try again. I'm the kind of girl who will be as sincere as I can and at times be taken as a joke. A girl that will try my hardest to laugh away my tears because I know I have to be strong. I'm a girl who puts God first, and then everyone I love. I'm a girl who has learned that things fall apart, for other things to come into place. I'm the type of girl who will think everything through, in every possible way, before giving someone new a chance. A girl who loves harder than anyone could ever imagine. A girl whose learned so much, but knows so little and wants to know more. I'm a girl in this world that knows I have my imperfections, and I go day by day happy to have them because I know that is what makes me different.

Success as a Poet.

My poems have been published and copyrighted by and I have over 20+ poems published.